Rick F. van der Lans

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in data warehousing, business Intelligence, data virtualization, and database technology. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and has lectured worldwide for the last 25 years. His popular IT books have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Last summer, Rick published a new book entitled “Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems”. See for more details.
Cloud, Data Science

Use the Cloud More Creatively

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most organizations are moving their IT systems to the cloud. In most cases, they are performing these migrations to increase the scalability of both processing and storage, and generally to free the organization from the limitations of on-premises systems. However,…

Data Architectures

How Do You Design New Data Architectures?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Organizations are rethinking their current data architectures. Unfortunately, the majority considers it a challenge. Obviously, one of the reasons is that they don’t do this every day. Also, insights about how to design them has changed over time. This article…